Guntakal

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Guntakal
గుంతకల్లు
City
Guntakal is located in Andhra Pradesh
Guntakal
Guntakal
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E / 15.17; 77.38Coordinates: 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E / 15.17; 77.38
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
Area[1]
 • Total 51.90 km2 (20.04 sq mi)
Elevation 432 m (1,417 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 126,270
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515801
Telephone code +91–8552
Vehicle registration AP–02
Website guntakal.cdma.ap.gov.in

Guntakal is a city in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Guntakal mandal of Anantapur revenue division.[2]

Geography[edit]

Guntakal is located at 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E / 15.17; 77.38.[3] It has an average elevation of 432 metres (1,417 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Guntakal municipality had a population of 126,479, out of which males were 62,695 and females were 63,784. The literacy rate was 75.70 per cent.[4] Telugu is the official and widely spoken language and other languages spoken include Urdu, Hindi, Kannada,etc.[5][6][7][8]

Religions in Guntakal
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
72%
Muslims
  
25%
Christians
  
2%
Others†
  
1%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Culture[edit]

Chippagiri is a tomb of eminent Sufi saint Hazrat Sattar Haji Rehmatullahi Alaih, which is visible from the main cross roads and also the Dargah of Sufi saint Hazrat Syed Sultan Mohiyuddin Khadri, also known as Bham Bham Saheb.

Using granites of Chippagiri the cluster of temples was built. Chippagiri is also a place known for Vijayadasa (1682–1755) famous for his Daasa Saahitya who lived here for sometime at the Sri Anjaneya Swamy temple consecrated by Sri Vyasaraja, and reached the Haripada (to reach God or pass away) here famously known as Vijayadasara Katte.[9][10] The Nettikallu or Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy temple idol at Kasapuram on outskirts of Guntakal was also installed by Sri Vyasaraja.[11][12] The Gunthakallappa Swamy Temple at Beerappa street of old Guntakal at the heart of the town, was established long ago. This temple mainly depends on the Kurubas.[13]

Transport[edit]

Guntakal Junction

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Guntakal bus station.[14] The National Highway 63 passes through the town.[15] State Highway 26 connects Guntakal with Uravakonda.

Railways

Guntakal is a 5 point junction and divisional HQ since from 1953 and is one of the most profitable division in Indian Railways. It has lines branching out to Mumbai, Vascodagama, Howrah, Bangalore and Chennai. It is the second largest division in SCR in route km. It is an 'A' category railway station and numerous trains pass through it daily. Starting from Rajadhani express to Duronto express, all the trains stop at Guntakal and it is a serving station for Bellary. Diesel Loco Shed, Guntakal is located near by railway station.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[16][17] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Anantapur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,46. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Guntakal". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  5. ^ "CENSUS DIGITAL LIBRARY". Retrieved 12 Oct 2016. 
  6. ^ "Urdu in Andhra Pradesh". Language in India. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Linguistic Survey of India". DSAL - The Record News. Government of India. 
  8. ^ Barnett, L. D. "A catalogue of the Telugu books in the library of the British museum" (PDF). The British Museum. 
  9. ^ Rajendra Rao, Venkatesh. "Vyasarajaru prathisthapana Hanuman". Dvaita Vedanta. WordPress. 
  10. ^ "Vijaya Dasaru". Sumadhwa Seva. Sumadhwa Seva. 2016. 
  11. ^ Krishna Bhagavan, Nirikhi (26 October 2010). "Nettikanti Aanjaneya Swamy". BhargavaSarma. 
  12. ^ "Kasapuram Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Devasthanam". Kasapuram. 2005. 
  13. ^ "Gunthakallappa Swamy Temple". Gunthakallappa Swamy Temple. eListing. 
  14. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "National Highways in A.P". AP Online Portal. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

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